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On 02/14/2012 01:08 PM, LK wrote:
> BTW: So is grub0 still supported by gentoo / maintained by themselves?
> Does that matter(it is boot, no network stuff) ?
GRUB Legacy (that is, GRUB versions 0.xx) is still the default in
Gentoo. In order to use GRUB 2 (that is, GRUB version 1.99 in Portage)
you'll have to unmask sys-boot/grub-1.99-r2.
GRUB 2 is significantly more convenient and powerful and does not
require the nearly 80 patches that the legacy version does in order to
work properly on the system. It can also manage its own configuration
file using its new grub-mkconfig (grub2-mkconfig in Gentoo) program,
which supports the use of scripts/programs to generate grub.cfg entries
for booting the kernel and other operating systems.
However (at least on my primary workstation) Portage now always removes
grub:0 at depclean time, and always pulls it back in at "emerge -DNua
world" time. It's harmless, though inefficient, and I haven't figured
out how to prevent it from happening. I have even masked grub:0 and it
still pulls it in and installs it, despite being masked.
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